Select Committee on Benghazi Announces Commencement of Interviews

February 6, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC—Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy today revealed the Select Committee will begin interviews with requested State Department personnel as early as next week. The interviews will run through April and be followed by another series of interviews with senior Executive Branch and administration officials.

“I am announcing an ambitious timeline for interviews consistent with my plan to speed-up the pace of the investigation” said Gowdy, R-S.C. “I intend to stay with this schedule and will issue subpoenas if necessary.”

The timeline and witness list were contained in a letter to Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., seeking Democrats’ input on witnesses.

In another bipartisan attempt to get Democrats to focus on the substance of the investigation at hand, instead of process complaints, Chairman Gowdy once again reached out to Mr. Cummings.

“I welcome input from the minority and hope they will provide it expeditiously,” Gowdy said. “If not, I have been forthcoming and transparent about the Committee’s plan to move forward.”